Folk and Traditional Arts Events

This summer, join Creative Discovery Museum as we take a cultural journey around the world - no passport required! The Museum will host three Folk and Traditional Arts Events throughout the summer! Through music, dance, art and food, children and their families will experience different cultures presented by local and regional talent. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to different cultures represented in our city.

Join us Saturday, July 14 from noon to 4 p.m. as we kick off our Folk and Tradition Arts Event series! Many of the performances will allow children to interact with the artists and encourage audience participation. 

Don't miss the fun! Performances include, but are not limited to:

  • 1:00 p.m.: 6th Street Blues Band Performance 
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Alpaca wool felting with Susan Darling; Steve Wixson, rhythm bones musician; and pottery demonstrations from Lolly Durant.  

"Chattanooga is a global city with people representing many different cultures from around the world! Our Folk and Traditional Arts Events will celebrate a sample of the different cultural art forms practiced in our city and surrounding areas," said Liza Blair, Arts Manager. “These events also provide authentic, hands-on experiences that demonstrate how art brings all cultures together despite our differences.”

All activities included with admission. For more information or any questions, contact Liza Blair at or (423) 648-6069. Performances and activities subject to change. 

Funding for this series made possible by grants from  

ArtsBuild and  Tennessee Arts Commission